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The building housing the Secretariat of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia (CABICOL) ravaged by fire on 19 October 2021. Credit: Fr. Dennis Cephas Nimene

Catholic Church in Liberia Seeking Assistance after Fire Destroys Bishops’ Secretariat

Assistance is being sought to reconstruct the building housing the Secretariat of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia (CABICOL), which was destroyed by an inferno earlier this week. 

Credit: South African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI)

Faith Leaders in Africa among Signatories to Joint “response to pandemic, climate crisis”

Faith-based leaders in Africa are among hundreds of “the high-level religious and spiritual leaders who have signed onto the Sacred People, Sacred Heart Statement”, calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and “the climate crisis.”

Logo of the Council of Swaziland Churches. Credit: Council of Swaziland Churches

Stop Using COVID-19 to Postpone Dialogue, Church Leaders in Eswatini Tell Government

The Council of Swaziland Churches in Eswatini has asked the government of the Southern African nation to stop using the COVID-19 situation to postpone dialogue that they say will restore peace in the country that is experiencing protracted protests.

Today, October 22, We Celebrate Pope Saint John Paul II

Saint John Paul II is perhaps one of the most well-known pontiffs in recent history, and is most remembered for his charismatic nature, his love of youth and his world travels, along with his role in the fall of communism in Europe during his 27-year papacy.

The Official Logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious in Africa, Youth Share Understanding of Synodality after Launch by Pope Francis

Synodality is a journey, a “reversed pyramid” and an opportunity to create more engagement among the people of God, young African Catholics and women and men Religious who shared their understanding of the synod which Pope Francis launched October 10 have said.

Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon reading the message of members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Vote to Legalize Abortion Fosters “culture of death”: Catholic Bishops in Benin

A bill seeking to legalize abortion in most circumstances in the West African nation of Benin through the amendment of the law on sexual health is a threat to life and seeks to foster a “culture of death”, Catholic Bishops in the country noted in a statement earlier this week.

Members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious in Ghana (CMSRGH) with the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana, Archbishop Henryk Jagodzinski. Credit: Newswatchgh.com

Religious’ Vaccine Awareness Program in Ghana to Target “those on the margins of society”

The COVID-19 vaccine awareness program under the auspices of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious in Ghana (CMSRGH) seeks to target the marginalized, a report following the official launch of the initiative last week indicates.  

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Congo-Brazzaville (CEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Congo Episcopal Conference Golden Jubilee, Catholic Bishops Outline Strides, Prospects

At the anniversary marking 50 years since the creation of the Episcopal Conference of Congo-Brazzaville (CEC), Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have outlined gains and prospects for the Church.

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Report Cases of GBV, Provide Healthcare to Victim: Catholic Nurses in Zimbabwe

The people of God in Zimbabwe can be part of the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) by helping victims seek health care services and reporting the cases to the authorities, Catholic nurses in the country’s Bulawayo Archdiocese have said. 

President Muhammadu Buhari/Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Double Efforts to Halt Menace of “terrorism, all banditry in Nigeria”: Christian Leaders

Nigeria’s Federal government needs “to double efforts” at all levels to stop the threat posed by terrorism and banditry in the country, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.

Today, October 21, We Celebrate St. Ursula and the Virgins of Cologne

In the fourth century the pagan Saxons began to invade England, intent on destroying the Catholic Faith and violating the purity of all young English virgins. 

Archdiocese Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigerian Politicians “unwilling to drink from the cup of suffering”: Catholic Archbishop

After winning elections, politicians in the West African nation of Nigeria distance themselves from their respective electorates, “unwilling” to address the challenges of the people they were close to when vying for positions, a Catholic Archbishop has said.

Logo of CIDSE, the umbrella organization for Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America Oppose Engineered Methods in Climate Change

Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America are concerned that the increasing popularity of the use of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and engineered methods in global climate policy may introduce technologies that are more detrimental to the environment.

Work has begun on a new chapel for St. Mary’s Parish, located in the village of Nambe in Kabwe, Zambia, thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Credit: Salesian Missions

Renovation, Expansion of “community” Chapel in Zambia’s Kabwe Diocese Underway

The people of God in Nambe village within the pastoral area covered by St. Mary's Parish of Zambia’s Kabwe Diocese are set to benefit from the chapel whose renovation and expansion is underway, the Catholic organization involved in the project says in a report.

Long-time fictional character Superman. Credit: Public domain

Catholic Entity in Africa Launches Call to Stop “social engineering” through Gay Superman

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has initiated an online campaign to stop the introduction of a new Superman, a superhero fictional character with a bisexual identity.     

Today, October 20, We Celebrate St. Irene

St. Irene was a Portuguese nun who was martyred in defense of her chastity in the year 653. Saint Irene’s body was miraculously recovered after being thrown into the river.

Denis Kadima, endorsed as President of CENI in the DRC by the National assembly. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Want President to Reject “endorsed” Electoral Chairman

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling on President Félix Tshisekedi to reject the candidate that members of the National Assembly have endorsed to head the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

Bishop Willybard Lagho of Kenya's Malindi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy photo

Inaugurated Synod Process in Kenyan Diocese to Include “those considered as outsiders”

The process of the Synod on Synodality inaugurated in the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya seeks to include “those considered as outsiders”, the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Diocese has said. 

Some members of the Laity in Wulugu community of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Laity in Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese Receive Monitoring, Management Skills

Members of the Laity in Wulugu community of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese have received skills in the management and monitoring of hospitals and schools in a training spearheaded by the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocesan Development Organization (NABOCADO) .

Today, October 19, We Celebrate The North American Martyrs

The eight North American martyrs, also known as the Candian Martyrs, the Jesuit Martyrs of North America or the Martyrs of France, included six priests and two lay brothers. They were heroic members of the Society of Jesus who were martyred in North America in order to bring the Faith that is necessary for salvation to the Huron, the Iroquois and the Mohawk Indians.